Sunday, April 06, 2008

Don is home!

Don came home and bought a car and put the worlds bigger amp and bass in the trunk. It takes up the whole trunk. I need to talk to him about ear damage. He seems more responsible more mature. I love that kid. He is really nice to us and fun to talk to and really funny. He said that because of the barracks where they stayed there were no bathrooms, he went for months without a shower in Iraq. They had baby wipes to use. Gross huh? I couldn’t do that. I have to have 2 baths a day. Erf!
How did you like conference? I heard this: How much better would our society be if parents regarded their children as gifts from God to be nurtured. President Hinkley
Contrast that to what Barak Obama said this week in speaking of abortion, "I've got 2 daughters and I'm going to teach them morals and ethics but if one of them make a MISTAKE I don't want them burdened them with a child. Ugh.
I thought—of all the people I’ve seen in counseling this week, if their parents had valued their children as gifts from God, I wouldn’t have a job. Adults suffer so much from the negligence and sins of their parents. One of the ladies I see, her mother just kind of fell apart when her dad had an affair and didn’t watch out for or care about the kids. Now this client went crazy as a teenager and has had a hard life, but she repented and went to BYUI and got married in the temple to a fine man---but the pain of such a selfish mother, who still needs all the attention and doesn’t love her daughter and allowed bad things to happen to this little girl---still haunt and hurt this client.
Another man I see had a mother who had a boyfriend who severely beat her two little sons. This man was only 4 years old when his stepfather beat him up…..he ended up in the hospital and would have died except for a priesthood blessing. Finally the mother kicked her boyfriend out…but, This man is also trying to be righteous but suffers from never having a father or a mother who loved him and cared about him. I am so thankful for the Savior Jesus Christ---I truly believe that it is through his sacrifice in the Garden of Gethsemane, that my clients can feel the love of God and their own spouses and move on to overcome their abuse and reach their full potential. There was that sister who just being released who said something like : I weep with Abraham who was taking his only son Isaac up to the mount of Moriah to be sacrificed and he did not know that God would provide a Ram in the thicket….People who are miserable don’t know about that Ram that God eventually provides.
I am so excited for Tiana to come home this Thursday I can’t stand it. I got her a car---she’ll have to pay me back for most of it, but it’s a good little black 2001 prism that I got for $100 under blue book-$3,500. They don’t have them for $2,500 any more--darn. Don bought her a $50 cd player to put in it. We will call it her early b-day present. Where would a young adult be without a car?


Mikidees said...

I am so glad you clients are progressing. I need to put up a little sign to remind me that my 2 yr old that is climbing in the oven is a gift:)

b-ryce said...

great post mom! I like how Elder Ballard talked in conference about how we need to use new media to promote the gospel. Blogging about things like this is perfect. Way to go mom!

Celeste said...

Mom, I'm so impressed that you can help people with so many problems. Good luck house hunting.